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Studies of the Americas

Raúl Castro and Cuba

A Military Story

Authors: Klepak, H.

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This book tells the story of the military life of Raúl Castro, an impressive military commander and highly original thinker who is also the longest-serving minister of defense of any country in recent times.

About the authors

HAL KLEPAK is a Professor of History and Warfare Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. In addition to teaching, Klepak serves as special advisor to the Department of National Defense, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the army commander for Latin American security affairs. He has authored numerous books and articles, including Cuba's Military 1990-2005: Revolutionary Soldiers during Counter-Revolutionary Times (2005).

Reviews

"Hal Klepak's most recent book is an excellent primer for understanding Cuba in the last five years. It is obviously a helpful study of the character of President Raul Castro, and by extension, of the extremely important role of the armed forces (which he commands) in Cuba, but it also helps to explain the fundamental dynamics in place since Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother in 2006. During this time, Cuba has changed more than in the past quarter-century, and it continues to do so. Absolutely essential reading for anybody interested in the approach implemented by the Cuban government in recent years."

- John Kirk, Dalhousie University, Canada


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Youth, Soldier, Officer, First Command

    Klepak, Hal

    Pages 1-13

  • Minister but Still a Soldier

    Klepak, Hal

    Pages 15-45

  • More Thinking Required: The 1980s and the Weakening of the Soviet Connection

    Klepak, Hal

    Pages 47-55

  • The Special Period for Raúl, the FAR, and Cuba

    Klepak, Hal

    Pages 57-77

  • Partial Recovery and Last Years as Minister

    Klepak, Hal

    Pages 79-90

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-04311-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raúl Castro and Cuba
Book Subtitle
A Military Story
Authors
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Hal Klepak
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04311-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137043115
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 161
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